3 zone hot water baseboard....no heat in zone 3


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Old 01-16-09, 01:27 PM
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3 zone hot water baseboard....no heat in zone 3

I have an oil burning furnace with hot water baseboards. I ran out of oil last night (on the coldest day of the winter no less!) Due to my rural location I am not able to get any furnace oil until Tuesday. I have gotten some diesel fuel to use until then.

I primed the furnace and got it burning no problem. My upstairs is warming up, and there is heat coming from the baseboards. The downstairs zone has no heat coming from the baseboards. There are 3 zones in the house. The two upstairs are working fine. The downstairs...nothing. Money is tight right now and would prefer to not have to call someone in just yet. Was hoping someone might have an idea of what might be wrong.

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Old 01-16-09, 03:43 PM
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could be just cold water in the basement trying to move out.drop the stats on the 2 working zones so the boiler is dedicated to the basement zone till it heats up.
 
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Old 01-16-09, 05:01 PM
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A frozen pipe is also likely...
 
 

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